Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Defs take the rubber game 5-4 behind Carlos Sosa's

four RBI night. Sosa goes 3 for 4 with a double and homer as the Defs beat Trenton and pitching prospect Dan McCutchen. Sosa's homer was his second of the season as only Adam Witter had more than one dinger for Connecticut on the season to date.
Ben Copeland had a double and triple scoring a pair of runs. Antoan Richardson had a RBI single.
Adam Cowart goes 6 IP allowing 3 hits, 3 runs (only one earned as the Defs commit 5 errors in the game!). Steve Palazzolo (JP) gets the win in relief to improve to 2-0. Sergio Romo gets save #8 with a scoreless 9th.


Blogger thehondohurricane said...

Other then putting one into the win column, I can't believe tonight's game did anything for team unity. As 5 errors would suggest, the fielding was atrocious, straight out of high school. Yet Cowart leaves with the lead. Enter Joe Palooka (aka Steve Palazzolo) who uncharacteristically can't find the plate and takes away Cowarts "W." Of course, thanks to some timely hitting, JP gets the win. Cowart has got to be ticked off, big time.

Hitting was the catalyst tonight. 3 doubles, a triple, and a homer. Normally a months production for a Def team.

But again this team showed how flawed it is with errors, lousy base running, and pitching all contributing into making what should have been a comfortable win into a tight game.

The one positive is they won the game with the bats and did it against one of the top EL pitchers. But. I'd bet there is still a lot of disgruntled people in the clubhouse.

Question: How does Denker, hitting below the mendoza line and fielding so so, get promoted to AAA? Of course, his replacement comes from Low A.

4:04 AM

Blogger greg8370 said...

Answer to the Denker question: Nothing he did here calls for a promotion to Tripe A as he was batting .184 in 76 ABs (14 for 76) zero HRs and 6 RBIs.
Brad Boyer who takes his place for SJ was batting .333 (17 for 51) with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs.
Nothing in the Day (didn't cover last night's game) or Bulletin about this move. Thanks Hondo for the heads up.

11:07 AM

Blogger thehondohurricane said...

Damn, my source told me Boyer came from Augusta.

1:56 PM

Blogger LC said...

Sosa's homer was a nice shot to right center. And Richardson had a good series. The offense came up big last night, 10 hits!

The Thirsty Thursday glass is diff. than last year, it has the "CD" logo. Also, the all you can eat promo seemed to be pretty well received. I powered down quite a bit of food, and it was all good.

Garrett B. against the Bmets (.273team b.a.) tonight. Mets 1B Mike Carp is one of my favorite ballplayers. His wrist seems to be good to go this year, he has sick numbers so far.

Parnell is starting for the Mets, crappy numbers thus far but he is a good pitcher. has a link to b mets info and blog.

4:29 PM


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